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Dead Man's Hand: A-8. Wild Bill Hickock was fatally shot during a draw poker game while holding two pair, black aces and black eights. Dead Money: The money in a pot that was bet by a player who has folded. Deal: To give each player cards or put cards on the board. Deck: A standard set of 52 playing cards plus the joker if it is used in the game. Deuce: A two. Dog: A hand or player that is not favored to win the pot. Down to the Felt: All in or having very few chips. The "Doyle Brunson": 10-2. Doyle Brunson won consecutive World Series' of Poker holding the 10-2 on the final hand of the game each year. Drawing Dead: A hand that cannot win because someone already holds a hand that will beat the highest hand it can possibly make. Drawing Hand: A hand that will need additional cards to become a complete hand, such as AK. Draw Out: To improve your hand to a winner by drawing a card you needed on the turn or river when the hand was losing up to that point. Dominated Hand: In Texas Hold'em a hand that has less than 25% chance to win preflop. It is usually used in reference to two hands that share one card. For instance, Ace/King dominates Ace/Jack. Ducks: Deuces.
Early Position: A position in which you must act before most of the the other players in a round. Early position is a disadvantage in Texas Hold'em. Face Cards: Aces, Kings, queens, and jacks. Family Pot: A pot which involves nearly all the players at the table. Fifth Street: In Texas Hold'em the last community card dealt. The river. Fishooks: A pair of jacks. Fixed Limit: In limit poker, any betting structure in which the amount of the bet on each particular round is predetermined and may not be exceeded. Flat Tire: A hand that needs a Jack to improve. Floor Person: A card room employee who may be called to make a ruling on a given hand or to handle complaints about player behavior. Flop: The first three community cards dealt together face up on the table in Texas Hold'em. Flush: A poker hand consisting of five cards of the same suit. Fold: To surrender your interest in a pot by releasing your cards to the dealer. Forty Miles: Four Tens. Four Flush: Four suited cards that will become a flush if one more card of that suit is drawn or dealt to the board. Fourth Street: In Texas Hold'em the fourth of five community cards, on the betting round following the flop.
Free Card: A card which is dealt after all active players checked, therefore requiring no further investment in the pot. Freeroll: A chance to win something without any required investment before the game or tournament. Full House: A hand consisting of three of a kind and a pair. Grand Jury: 4-4-4. Heads-up Play: A game involving only two players who play against each other. Hollywood: Pretending that you are making a difficult decision when you already know what you are going to do. Jamming: A lot of players raising and re-raising are said to be jamming a pot. Jay Birds: Jacks. Kicker: An unpaired card that helps determine the value of a five-card poker hand when the opponents are otherwise tied. King Kong: A pair of Kings. Kojak: King-Jack. Ladies: Queens.
Late Position: A position in which you act after most of the other players during a round, an advantageous position in Texas Hold'em. Leak: A flaw in a players playing strategy that is causing him to lose money. Leather Ass: The patience to wait on playable cards or winning situations to bet. Limp In: In Texas Hold'em to call the blind on the opening betting round without raising. Live One: A poor player who usually loses rapidly. Loose: Not being selective about the quality of hands you are willing to play. Loose Game: A game including a lot of players willing to play hands that have a low chance of winning. Low-Limit: A poker game with a betting structure that is affordable to the average player. Middle Pair: Pairing the second highest card on the flop. Middle Position: A position in which you act before and after an equal, or close to equal number of players. Missed Blind: Not posting the required pre-flop bet when it is your turn to post it. Missed the Flop: Your hand did not improve on the flop. Motown: Jacks and fives. Move In: To bet all the chips you have in front of you in a no-limit Hold'em game. Muck: The folded cards placed in a pile during a hand. Mullets: A pair of 7's. No-Limit: A betting structure where players are allowed to wager any or all of their chips in a single bet at any time. Nuts: In Texas Hold'em the absolute best possible hand that can be made with the community cards present and two additional cards. An unbeatable hand. Off-Suit: Used to describe cards that are not suited. Open: To make the first bet other than the required antes or blinds. Open ended straight: Four cards of consecutive rank that will make a straight with the addition of one higher or lower card such as 4-5-6-7. Either a 3 or an 8 will complete the straight, therefore it is open ended. Option: The choice given to the blind player on the first betting round to raise if he desires. Out and Out Bluff: An attempt to steal the pot with a hand that has little chance to win if called. Outs: The cards or number of cards that will improve a hand to a likely winner. Overcard: A hole card that is higher than any card on the board.
Overpair: A pair in the hole where the cards are higher than any card on the board. For example pockets Jacks is an overpair if the board contains no card higher than a 10. Paint: Face cards. Passive: The opposite of aggressive. A player who seldom bets or raises, preferring to check and call most of the time. Play the Board: In Texas Hold'em: using the five community cards on the board as your best hand, disregarding your hole cards. Pocket cards: Your hole cards in Texas Hold'em. Pocket pair: A pair in the hole. Position: The relation of a playerҳ seat to the blinds or the button. Pot-Limit: The betting structure of a game in which you are allowed to bet up to the amount in the pot at any given time.. Potting Out: Agreeing with another player to take money out of a pot, often to buy food, cigarettes, or drinks, or to make side bets. Pot Odds: The odds the pot is giving you on your investment. Pre-flop: The portion of a hand played before the flop including the deal of the hole cards and the first round of betting. Premium Pairs: The hole cards in Texas Hold'em you would normally call a raise with from any position, QQ, KK, AA.